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Letter, 1816 November 28, Brookeville, [Maryland] to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p.

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Author: Pleasants, James, 1769-1836
Abstract: Informed that Virginia is to improve facility of intercourse; prefers roads over canals; gives figures to prove that double force will not give double velocity in water; increased velocity on land requires less force [than in water]; boats in Holland drawn by horses which can not stand strain of traveling at 12 miles an hour; discusses weight, miles and time a horse can travel on various kinds of roads; there is an improvement on this method which he can explain; thinks that turnpike roads may be made at one-half the expense they are now made at.
Issued Date: 1816-11-28
Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15393
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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